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TEA BOWL
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Inventory Number
HKU.C.1953.0008
Category In English
Ceramics
Object Name
Tea bowl
Periods / Dynasties
Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279 CE) -
Materials
Stoneware with black–brown glaze
No. of Items (in a Set)
1
Dimensions
H: 6 cm, D: 11.3 cm
Descriptions in English
The practice of tea drinking spread from China to Japan in the 9th century. By the Southern Song period, Chinese tea bowls like this were collected and admired in Japan, where they were called ‘temmoku’ bowls after the Japanese pronunciation of the famous tea producing Tianmu mountains. The iron–brown streaked pattern on the interior is often likened to ‘hare’s fur’.

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